Store Features this week: Czech Masters and American Independents
Trnka's Film Collection. An AWN exclusive: A two tape
collection from one of the greatest puppet animators the world
has ever seen. -"Emperor's
Nightingale", a puppet animation classic. - "Jiri
Trnka's Shorts" featuring his last, and most famous work,
"The Hand," a darkly humorous allegory on totalitarianism which
won a number of international awards.
by Jan Svankmajer: His masterpiece, a personal interpretation
of "Alice in Wonderland" that remains true to the absurdity of
Lewis Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of Svankmajer's
own distinctive style and obsessions.
Laughs Among Us," a collection of John Schnall's
slightly warped short films. Seven of this filmmaker's wildly
inventive animated films, from the blistering showman-from-hell
cynicism of "Buy My Film!" to the surrealistic child-rearing techniques
Another AWN exclusive: Karen
Aqua's films' collection. Her films have developed a strong
following after appearing in virtually every major animation festival
during the past decade. Her work explores the themes of transformation,
journeys, myth, and the human spirit.